Taxonomy--Subgroups in the Geometridae
North American Lepidoptera are divided among 62 taxonomic families
according to Hodges Checklist of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico.
Of these 62 families, the Geometridae, with over 1,400 species in the United
States and Canada, represent the second largest family of Lepidoptera. The
Geometridae are well known as "inchworm moths" for their distinctive larval
US and Canadian Geometridae are further divided among 6 sub-families, the
Friends' Central Science
Friends' Central Summer Science Institute reports and images from
recent collecting expeditions to New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Utah.